I have cyclical bleeding from my rectum. Not every month, but more often than not. It's usually in the couple of days leading up to my period, when I also have vaginal spotting as well. I went to my GP about it in November, and he suspected endometriosis (I have no prior diagnosis), and referred me to a gynaecologist.
I saw the gynaecologist last week, where she did a thorough examination, but couldn't feel any nodules. She did say that my womb felt enlarged (and it hurt a *lot* when she was examining me in a particular place.
Before I had the internal examination, she said that if it was endometriosis on my rectum/bowel, there isn't a lot they can do because of the nature of the bowel, and any surgery on that area would result in a colostomy bag! As I don't have any pain at the time of bleeding, she said that a scan would also not be necessary, as even if it did show signs of endometriosis, because there would be nothing they could do, there would be no point.
After the examination, however, she changed her mind and wants me to have a scan. I don't know if this is because she found my womb enlarged, or something else.
Just wondered if anyone had any experience of either an enlarged womb/uterus, or rectal bleeding, or both - could they be related?
I don't have pain at the time of bleeding, but I do get occasional pain (every couple of months) when I start off with lower back ache, and it radiates round to the front and becomes really excruiatingly painful, and the only way to relieve it is to lie flat on my back for a couple of hours. These episodes don't seem to have any correlation to my cycle.
Thanks for your advice.